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to get through. >> i mean, this is harry reid's biggest nightmare having the senate go first on assault weapons ban. this is not something he wants to bring up. i don't think he's, you know, my guess is there are a number of moderate democrats who come from states that are pro-gun states and they, i mean, we know that the last time that washington passed an assault weapons ban, that hurt democrats on the ballot the next time. and this is not a battle everyone in the democratic leadership wants. >> let's bring us now to the local level. i want to bring scott back into this, because i know that you've also talked to our local mayors, oakland mayor gene quan and san francisco mayor ed lee. they're in washington, they're there for the u.s. conference of mayors. how much of this debate actually affects us at the local level? cities like oakland, where there were four homicides within six hours last friday? where the crime rate for serious crimes has climbed 23% in the last year alone? does it have that much of an impact at the local level? >> look, well, it does. i mean, these mayors met in
documents nominating his cabinet leaders. harry reid toasted the president. the president thanked all in attendance. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy. i recognize there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to say thank you for your service >> they concluded with a one may have mile parade to the white house. the president and first lady walked a portion of the route. tonight they will attend two inaugural balls. >> reporter: one of those balls is of course this one. we are looking forward to hearing from them. a historic day and this capping it off. liz. >> i me it is difficult to hear me. clearly the star of the show was the president and family. but there were several super stars there. kellie clarkson and of course beyonce. can you give me a gist of what that added to the day. >> reporter: there was definitely some umph and star power. we have talked about the possibility of this inauguration not being as energetic not being like 2009. that definitely added to it. that is alicia keys and katie perry will be
military assault style weapons but senate majority leader senator harry reid does not believe it will pass and they started putting together a ban and it's likely the senate will hold up or down president barack obama's plan. pat trilahey is the senate jew disks area -- judiciary chairman. >> spare me symbolic arguments and let's have a discussion about how to better protect our communities from mass shootings guaranteed by our supreme court. >> and president barack obama knows he needs to win over members of his own party before he can begin to target republican support and don't forget, the n ra has a lot of pull here on capitol hill. and the n ra is not backing down after releasing an ad attacking president barack obama's gun policies before they were even announced. i will have more on that kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> now we are hearing who may be president barack obama's next chief of staff. it will probably be dennis mcdonald. he would replace jack lew who the president nominated to be the new treasury secretary. >>> and following a new lead in the jimmy who have
to enact a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity manage magazines. harry reid says they will likely take up gun control early this year. >>> and a controversial gun proposal in san jose. the city council will decide whether to require owners of assault weapons to store their guns at the police department. gun owners would have to give a reasonable explanation as to why they want to take their gun out of police storage and would have to let officers know when they plan to return it. a san jose lawyer drafted the proposed ordinance and then submitted the plan to the city's rules and open government committee. that committee will take up the issue next wednesday, because the mayor right now is in washington, d.c. >>> and telling school leaders they want to see change, and rolling out a list to help keep kids safe and secure on campus. more than 100 parents showing up last night for a meeting at raymond j. fischer middle school just a month after the sandy hook tragedy. school leaders there say prevention is now priority one. police say they will explore different ways of protecting and secu
to be ease -- going to be easy. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid says changing gun laws will be a tough challenge. democrats in the senate are going to work on gun laws they believe will pass the republican controlled house. but some republicans who support gun rights say none of these measures would have prevented the tragedy at newtown. they believe the focus needs to be on mental health. >> it really does a disservice to the families and victims of newtown. it does a disservice to the american people. to look at what the real policies are here. >> reporter: mental health is expected to be a part of president obama's gun control agenda. i'll take a look at his options when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> ktvu news will bring you live coverage of the president's proposals for reducing gun violence. he is scheduled to make that announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will also be streaming the presidents remarks live on our website ktvu.com. >>> happening right now a small group of redwood city boat owners ignored a midnight city deadline.
. >> reporter: this group won tickets through senate majority leader harry reid's lottery. >> i was ecstatic. so i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: not only are people from all over the country in to witness history with the presidential inauguration, we talked to people who drove 10 hours from canada to the nation's capital. >> it's a huge honor for us. >> reporter: these two toronto police officers are here with a drill team from michigan to take part in the inauguration parade. >> this is a world event. so for us to be able to come here and be part of it and we understand a lot about american history, it really makes it special for us. >> reporter: after years of planning organizers tell us the city is ready for the crush of visitors. >> ktvu will have live coverage of president obama's inauguration beginning sunday. ken pritchett and tori campbell will be in washington d.c. >>> house republicans said they will agree to a three-month extension to the nation's debt ceiling but would not agree to a long term increase until both chambers approve a budget. the president said this week he
his cabinet members. senator majority leader harry reid toasted the president. the president thanked all in attendance. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy. i recamiers there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to saw thank you for your service. >> the day concluded with a one and a half mile parade to the white house. the president and the first lady walked a portion of the route. tonight they will attend two inaugural balls. >> reporter: talking to some bay area residents told us that seeing him sworn this today if was a salute to martin luther jr.'s dream. the president is expected to share another dance with mrs. obama. back to you. >> looks like a fabulous evening. christin you look gorgeous. >> reporter: thank you. >>> the bay area paid tribute to c. -- to dr. king today. in san francisco, hundreds of others participated in the annual march. many who turned out for the march came up on the freedom train. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington hopped on board. >> it is a historic commute that happens once
. but the white house says they're encouraged by what republicans are doing. you hear senate majority leader harry reid as well, saying that they're encouraged by this move. because, as you know, republicans were saying that they would not raise the debt ceiling on this. there were these equal spending cuts. and the president came out and said, i'm not going to negotiate on this. so this is, i guess you could say, taking some of the air out of that balloon. it won't be intense, at least over the next few months. >> what other issue do you think is going to dominate the early days of this second term? >> i think it has to be immigration reform. that's something that the president said he wanted to get done in his first term and it did not happen. there was a lot of, i don't know anger, but certainly people in the latino community were upset at the president, because they fully thought that he was going to push a lot of this through in his first term. he did not get it done. the president said, you know, this week that this was a big priority for him. and as you know, latinos supported him overwhelm
's dialogue. >> the bottom line is that harry reid is concerned about asking democratic members, especially in red states to walk the plank on a sensitive issue like this. >> reporter: that's exactly it. a lot of people look at harry read and know that he is from a pro gun state. he's in nevada. he's a gun owner himself. but it's not necessarily about his politics or personal advocacy for guns. it the political reality that never mind the republicans, democrats, a lot of democrats who are in vulnerable, political situations right now may not want to do anything until, unless they think it can actually get to the president for a signature. >> dana bash at the capitol, thanks so much for that. >>> a spokesman for the national rifle association tells cnn there's been an unprecedented spike in membership. about 250,000 new members have signed up. for more on the challenge president obama faces on pushing comprehensive gun reforms through the congress, i'm joined by chief political analyst gloria borger. when you look at this in a nutshell, the question arises early what is better to sort of put
in place and harry reid wants to find common ground. we'll here all of the details -- hear all of the tee tails in less than an hour -- details in less than an hour. i'm heading to the house to beer with as president obama un- - to be there as president obama unveils his proposal. >> he's scheduled to make the announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will be streaming the presidential remarks live at ktvu.com. >>> 8:17. new this morning, former south carolina governor mark sanford is runner for his old seat in congress after a break from politics. sanford, a republican said this morning he wants to go back to washington because he believes that spending is threatening the country's future. he was considered a possible presidential contender until he revealed back in 2009 that he had an affair with a woman from argentina who is now his fiancee. he finished out his term in 2011 and did not run for another office. >>> in new york city, parents had to send their kids to school by subway or make other arrangements after school bus drivers went on strike. drivers walked off the job earl
-style assault weapons. but harry reid, a gun owner himself, does not think a ban will pass congress. so instead of putting together a bill with multiple layers, it's likely they will hold a vote on individual elements of the president's plan. >> the numbers around the country, most people favor having the ability to dairy -- carry guns. the american people want us to be very carb just what we do. >> reporter: president obama knows he needs to win over members of his own party before he can target his own party. >>> an unusual proposal to regulate assault weapons in san jose is getting mixed reviews. a lawyer in san jose drafted and ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safe keeping. if owners want to check out their weapons, they would have to say why. >>> san jose mayor chuck reed said he's not hour it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws while the president is taking this on as a federal -
: that's not the harry reid i know. >> alisyn: let's get to other stories in the headlines, late last noos night, two drones strikes, at least three of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. the death toll could rise in the hostage crisis at a gas plant in algeria. many were killed including one american. two americans are still missing and the crisis ended yesterday when the algerian army attacked the plant killing two militants. president obama said this is attack is another reminder of the threat posed by al-qaeda and other violent extremist groups in north africa. and the president says he'll work closely with algeria to make sure this does not happen again. brand new details in the prostitution scandal at the zumba dance studio. a 57-year-old married man accused of bank rolling the oranges a organization and speaks out denies knowing about the so-called brothel run by alexis wright, but admits to co-signing a loan. >> never became romantic. we did have intimate moments, but it's not what i would consider romantic. >> and i'm confused about the difference. >> want to explain.
the nra and even harry reid questions whether it can pass congress. how hard would you push for assault weapons ban, and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to probe of gun violence successfully. >> the vice-president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the past month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders, including the nra. listened to proposals from all quarters, and they have presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure the violence we saw a new town does not happen again. i will meet with the vice- president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe, that we are reducing the incidence of gun violence? i think we can do that in a sensible way that comports with the sec
among them, senator harry reid, the senate majority leader, really not that eager to get involved with this. and we'll see if the comprehensive bill ever comes to a floor vote. >> let's talk about things that did get passed. the president was able to pass health care legislation at a time when he had both houses of congress in his corner. he does not have that now. how does he go about skirting the gop-run house to get something passed? >> i don't think he can skirt. he's going to have to deal with them, engage with them. i would take an issue with my colleague on the gun thing. the president wants to -- his legacy is going to be based upon jobs. if he's going to be a greater president, it's about creating jobs. this gun thing, he didn't look for this issue, it came to him. that's what you do as a great president, you have to seize the moment of the day. that's what he's doing on guns. i think the democrats and republicans will come with him. but at the end of the day, barack obama will be a great president if he turns this economy around. >> susan, you as a republican, the gop is
just mentioned, martha, it has been almost four years since harry reid and the democrats have passed a budget. i think there is a larger point here. everybody in washington, especially the democrats, are celebrating the republicans blinked here and there is no question they blinked in the showdown with the president and are giving him another three-month debt extension. you know the real problem and i just want to make this point, the problem isn't whether we are going to have a debt limit showdown, the problem is that we are borrowing $16.4 trillion. all we are doing here, martha to be realistic about it is we are saying, coach doing what you're doing, we are going to keep borrowing at the same pace. this is not a solution. martha: matt, i look at this i feel like every time there is a so-called deadline we all know that the deadlines are so squishy and congress always figures out some way not to have to feel with the deadline and live in the real world and get the work done. i think people are sick to death of this. >> we've almost become numb to it i think. last year when this was
and financial markets. i've listened to the white house, they say they agree with this. i think harry reid one, should pass a budget and move it forward. we give him until may 1st, april 15th is the deadline. it's what they're supposed to do. >> congressman we saw you on the podium yesterday enjoying beyonce and jay-z, caught you taking pictures of them and i know we have the actual picture that you took. you were taken with them. >> well i'm a very big fan, but we were walking at the same time and paul ryan is a good friend i was telling paul turn around and asking beyonce to turn around, i was taking a picture of them and when you leave you got to think, i said would you like to go out to the podium i'll take a picture of them. they went out there and i took a picture for them. >> congressman good to see you. thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. charlie? >>> during the inauguration u.s. officials confirmed three american citizens died and seven others escaped in last week's hostage drama in north africa victor lovelady gordon lee rowan and frederick buttaccio were
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